Where: Founders Park – Twilight Concert starts @ 4pm
Nelson Big Band play @ 4pm
When: Friday 5th January 2018
$10 gate entry – covers five bands. Under 16s free.
Where: 1903 Square (top of Trafalgar St)
When: Saturday 6th January 2018 @ 12.30pm
The Nelson Jazz Club Big Band is styled after the great bands of the Forties and Fifties. It’s a traditional stage band that plays syncopated written arrangements with improvised solos. Most people will be familiar with Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Duke Ellington, but Big Bands have been popular since the dawn of jazz and show no sign of losing their appeal, with new arrangements of contemporary music appearing all the time.
The Nelson Jazz Club Big Band has been in existence for more than twenty years, and has played at every Nelson Jazz Festival since its inception as well as playing regular gigs in the region.
If you are looking to add some great dance music to your event, contact Musical Director Simon Williams (027 539 4498 or
firstname.lastname@example.org). The combination of talent with many years of musical experience creates a great sound that brings the dance floor alive.